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Esther is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house, which has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For over two years, she has operated a poultry farming business, rearing broilers and layers, which she sells from home to her neighbors and restaurant operators. In addition, she also owns rental houses, which provide her other source of income. She says that her challenge is disease outbreak, which causes losses. Esther dreams of expanding her business to a wholesale one to earn more income.

With the Kshs 25,000 she wants to purchase chicks and chicken feed. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 745
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Esther to purchase chicks and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014